Inspired by this new outburst of creative expression and musical healing from Bono, musician/producer Fernando Perdomo called up a number of his musical friends around the world (including Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits and Durga McBroom of the Pink Floyd touring band), and the result is a new version of the song — performed by 73 self-quarantined singers spread out across the planet.
From the video description:
On St. Patrick’s Day 2020, Bono posted a video on Instagram of him singing a new song he wrote inspired by the Covid-19 Pandemic called “Let Your Love Be Known”. He was inspired by community’s of quarantined Italians joining together to sing on their balcony’s and rooftops together in a unified showing of strength and bravery. I was moved by the song and inspired to put full instrumentation behind Bono’s heartfelt vocal and piano. I then called some of my closest friends and collaborators to sing on the track. One of the lines in the song is “Sing Down The Phone”. Ironically most of these vocal performances were captured on voice memos on cell phones because of Self quarantine all over the world. The track features performers from all over the United States,Canada, and even Japan. One of the singers (Steven Wilson) is a hospital worker in LA and sang his vocal during a break from helping patients. This is a poignant take on the isolation many around the world are feeling and it is in tribute to hospital workers and anyone affected by the covid-19 pandemic.
Bono, your song is glorious and has inspired so many people. We sought out to extend your message and Sing from the rooftops all over the world
– Fernando Perdomo – 3/19/20 Los Angeles CA .
And the lengthy list of credits for those who lent a hand (or voice) in the new version:
Bono – Lead Vocals, Piano ( from Bono’s Instagram post under creative commons)
Fernando Perdomo – Guitars, Bass, Drums, Mellotrons, Perc, Bvs, Producer
Kaitlin Wolfberg – Violin Ruti Celli, Cello
Dan Rothchild – Glockenspiel, Mellotron, Chamberlin,Vocals
Additional Vocals – Peter Noone, Adam Gaynor, Rebecca Pidgeon, Zak Nilsso, Sky Nicholas, Elizaveta, Ken Sharp, Karen Feldner, Michaela Debenedictis, James Booth, Danny Henry, Earl Kayoss, Durga McBroom, Lauren Leigh, Dennis Atlas, Alih Jey, Dave Kerzner, Zach Ziskin, Tori Schubert, Lucas Aaron, Craig Houston, Cait Brennan, Walter Ino, James Houlaha, Steven Wilson, Ian Venters, Cyndi Trissel, Chris Price, Ed Hale, Emeen Zarookian, Alex Jules, Geoff Pearlman, Jordan Summers, Will Hawkins, Chloe Dolandis, Justine Bennett, Adrian Bleu Perdomo, Jeannie Zapata, Morty Coyle, Brian Jay Cline, Jacob Jefferies, Katie Iannitello, Frank Severino, Jennifer Kaiser, Barbara Lang, Sabrina Aguilar, Fuzzbee Morse, Jorge Moreno, Robert Avellanet, Orlando Perdomo, Jackie Perdomo, Bela Perdomo, Jesse David Corti, Tim Charron, Stephen Flint, Jody Quine, Christine Leakey, Jim Camacho, Derek Cintron, Vic Kingsley, Joshua Stedman, Roger Houdaille, Chris Alvy, Danny Ayala, Michael Shuler, Derek Frank, Annette Frank, Sam Babayan, Shay Godwin, Michael Collins, Joel Simches, Mark McCrite, Jamison Smeltz, Karla Downey
Engineered and Produced by Fernando Perdomo at Reseda Ranch Studios
Additional Engineering by each vocalist, Dan Rothchild and Gordon Lysle Bash
Mixed and Mastered by Zach Ziskin
Cover Photo by Cyndi Trissel